Which is why I was happy to find out about the MuMo (Museé Mobil). This tractor-trailer, supporting an articulated shipping container arrangement (work of Adam Kalkin, who specializes in such ingenious, quick-build structures) and topped with a gigantic Jeff Koons-like bunny has travelled over 12,000 kms across France, Belgium, Switzerland and Monaco as well as hopping continents to Cameroon and Ivory Coast. It is currently making its way across Spain.
The idea behind the MuMo is that, at least to children, contemporary shouldn’t be ‘explained’, but rather presented in fun, hands on way, without pretension. So far, the bunny-truck has displayed work by artists as of the calibre as the ‘Light and Space’ legend James Turrell, the fabulous and sensitive designer Sébastien Cordoleani, and the absurdist sculptor Paul McCarthy. For the Spanish giro, it will show ceramic pieces by none less than Miguel Barceló.
Unfortunately (or luckily for the students of Escuela Josep Maria de Sagarra) the MuMo has only one date in Barcelona, a closed event for the pupils of a public school. But inspirational the project certainly is. The fad for food trucks has now hit Barcelona. Perhaps the MuMo will encourage it to expand to the visual arts as well.